All of a sudden Obama wants to start a war with Israel and one with Russia. He just continues to make things worse for America every day he remains in office!
Reported by joeforamerica,
Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin, stated that Russia wouldn’t remove U.S. diplomats despite President Barack Obama’s order to boot 35 Russian intelligence operatives.
Putin says he won’t deport U.S. diplomats as he looks to cultivate relations with incoming Trump administration https://t.co/IueD8f4Qkr
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 30, 2016
In response to accusations that Russia hacked US political organizations, Obama announced that the U.S. was closing down compounds in New York and Maryland that the Russian government used for intelligence operations.
It is regrettable that the Obama administration, which started out by restoring our ties, is ending its term in an anti-Russia agony. RIP
— Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE) December 30, 2016
According to westernjournalism,
As Russian officials attacked Obama’s action, Putin was urged to respond in kind.
“Russia’s foreign ministry… has requested that the Russian president approve declaring as persona non grata 31 employees of the US embassy in Moscow and four diplomats from the US consulate in Saint Petersburg,” said Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister. Lavrov also wanted two U.S. diplomatic compounds closed.
However, Putin’s response eschewed the type of tit-for-tat expulsions that marked the Cold War era.
“We regard the recent unfriendly steps taken by the outgoing US administration as provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship. This runs contrary to the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people. Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole,” Putin said in a statement. Russia has denied hacking any American political organizations.
“Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration,” he added.
Can you believe the way Obama is acting? WOW!